SATA III or 6gbps

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by charlieroberts, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. charlieroberts macrumors 6502a

    charlieroberts

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    I searched on Mroogle and the official mbp tech specs...

    Is it a given that by using SB these MBP have the new SATA?



    Thanks !
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

    jav6454

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    No they don't. They are still at the old SATA 2 specification of 3Gb/s. Also, its SATA 3 @ 6Gb/s.
     
  3. charlieroberts thread starter macrumors 6502a

    charlieroberts

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    man this sucks!

    With SSD saturating SATA @ 3Gb/s ... Well I hope when the time to upgrade comes this will have been addressed!

    Thank you
     
  4. idea_hamster macrumors 65816

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    I think that the MBP uses the SATA III connector, but the drives are SATA II.

    That's why the drives show 3Gb/s performance. It's in another thread.
     
  5. axu539 macrumors 6502a

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    Actually, several threads with people who picked up 17" models today confirmed that the drives are connected to SATA 6 Gbps with a negotiated speed of 3 Gbps. This means the computer has SATA III, but the drive is only SATA II.
     
  6. vipergts2207 macrumors 68000

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    I highly doubt that since initial cougar point chipsets had faulty SATA II ports. Apple wouldn't (hopefully) use known bad ports on these MBPs, and the fact that the MBP's were released today means Apple is likely using the flawed chipsets in them.
     

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